The objective in Roulette is to predict the number on which the ball will land by placing one or more bets that cover, or partly cover that particular number.
A standard roulette wheel is divided into thirty-seven pockets with numbers 0-36. There are 18 red numbers, 18 black numbers and 1 green zero (0) digit.
Bets are placed on what is known as the ‘layout’ which includes both the standard betting grid and racetrack areas. Available bet spots are highlighted when selected while minimum and maximum bet amounts are indicated in the game screen.
Each player is responsible for the correct positioning of a valid chip combination on the layout in order to place his or her bet selection.
Bets shall only be deemed valid whereby they are placed before the dealer announces “No More Bets” or the system timer indicates that betting has closed, whichever may occur first.
The dealer shall spin the white ball in the opposite direction to that of the wheel’s rotation. At least three complete revolutions of the ball track are required for a spin to be deemed valid.
Each bet placed shall be settled in strict accordance with its position on the layout upon the roulette ball coming to rest in a pocket and as such then recognised by the system and dealer.
Upon the roulette ball coming to a full rest in a pocket, the dealer shall announce the winning number and a dolly placed on the respective numbered box on the layout.
Upon the dealer announcing the result of the round and the dolly being placed, all losing bets are collected and winning bets paid automatically by the system.
When the winning number is the green zero, all outside bets are lost.
Upon bets having been paid, a new betting period will commence and play recommence.
The standard Return to Player (RTP) for European Roulette is 97.3% although the individual RTP for each game is accessible via the in-game ‘Information’ or ‘Help’ button.
A system malfunction will result in any bets placed being declared void.
Many different types of bet are possible to place in Roulette with each type covering a certain range of numbers. Each bet type also has its own payout rate.
Standard bet types are divided into ‘Inside Bets’ and ‘Outside Bets’, although further betting options are common with use of the roulette racetrack on the layout.
Bets placed within the grid area of the layout where the individual numbers are indicated, and including:
- Straight-up Bets; wagers made on a single number, including Zero (0), by placing chips entirely within a numbered square.Standard table pays at odds of 35 to 1.
- Split Bets; wagers made on two numbers by placing chips on the single line between those numbered squares. Standard table pays at odds of 17 to 1.
- Row / Street Bets; wagers made on three numbers in a row by placing chips on the outer edge of a row. Standard table pays at odds of 11 to 1.
- Corner / Square Bets; wagers made on four numbers that meet at a single corner by placing chips on the common corner between those numbered squares. Standard table pays at odds of 8 to 1.
- Six Line / Double Street Bets; wagers made on six numbers that form two adjacent rows by placing chips on the outer corner of the grid between said rows. Standard table pays at odds of 5 to 1.
- Trio Bets; wagers made on three numbers including the Zero (0) by placing chips on the common corner between said numbers. Standard table pays at odds of 11 to 1.
- Basket / First Four Bets; wagers made on Zero (0) and numbers One (1), Two (2) & Three (3) by placing bets on the outer corners between 0-1 and 0-3. Standard table pays at odds of 8 to 1.
Bets placed entirely within the boxes that are adjacent to the numbered grid area, and including:
- Red / Black Bets; wagers made on either the eighteen red or eighteen black numbers. Standard table pays at odds of 1 to 1.
- Eighteen Bets; wagers made on eighteen numbers, either 1-18 or 19-36. Standard table pays at odds of 1 to 1.
- Even / Odd Bets; wagers made on either even or odd numbers. Standard table pays at odds of 1 to 1.
- Dozen Bets; wagers made on either the first (1-12), second (13-24) or third (25-36) dozen numbers. Standard table pays at odds of 2 to 1.
- Column Bets; wagers made on one of three vertical columns of numbers. Standard table pays at odds of 2 to 1.
By using the roulette racetrack, bets on a series of numbers known as ‘Tiers’, ‘Orphelins’ and ‘Voisins’ may also be placed.
Tiers du Cylindre /Petit Series
This bet covers a total of twelve numbers on the side of the roulette wheel opposite to zero. Six chips are placed as follows:
- 1 chip on the 5/8 split
- 1 chip on the 10/11 split
- 1 chip on the 13/16 split
- 1 chip on the 23/24 split
- 1 chip on the 27/30 split
- 1 chip on the 33/36 split
Voisins du Zero / Grand Series
This bet covers a total of seventeen numbers on the side of the roulette wheel that contains zero. Nine chips are placed as follows:
- 2 chips on the 0/2/3 street
- 1 chip on the 4/7 split
- 1 chip on the 12/15 split
- 1 chip on the 18/21 split
- 1 chip on the 19/22 split
- 2 chips on the 25/26/28/29 corner
- 1 chip on the 32/35 split
Orphelins a Cheval
This bet covers a total of eight numbers on the two segments of the roulette wheel. Five chips are placed as follows:
- 1 chip on 1 (straight up)
- 1 chip on the 6/9 split
- 1 chip on the 14/17 split
- 1 chip on the 17/20 split
- 1 chip on the 31/34 split
This bet covers zero and the six numbers in closest proximity to it. Four chips are placed as follows:
- 1 chip on the 0/3 split
- 1 chip on the 12/15 split
- 1 chip on 26 (straight up)
- 1 chip on the 32/35 split
Neighbour Bets A neighbour bet covers a particular number as well as other numbers that lie in close proximity to it on the roulette wheel.
The rules listed here are the standard game rules for Live Roulette, however it is important to consult any specific rules that may exist for variants of the game. It is the responsibility of each player to verify their understanding of the rules of their chosen game prior to placing bets. Specific rules for each game are accessed by clicking on the ‘Help’ and ‘Paytable’ icons while the game is open.
Roulette Terms & Definitions
Ball - A small ball, standard white, which is used to indicate the winning number of each spin.
Ball Track - The outside rim of the wheel where the ball is first spun from.
Bottom Track - The inner area of the wheel where the ball falls into a pocket.
Column - A vertical arrangement of twelve numbered boxes on the layout grid.
Dolly - The device used by the dealer to mark the winning number after each spin.
Layout - The full table betting area upon which all bets are placed.
Pockets - The individual compartments in which the ball comes to rest.
Racetrack - An oval-shaped part of the layout where Tiers, Orphelins, Voisin and Neighbour bets are placed.
Row - A horizontal arrangement of three numbered boxes on the layout grid.
Spin - The action of releasing and concluding a single game round.
Table - The full roulette game area including both wheel and layout.
Wheel - the rotating circular device used to play the game.